Heart Healthy Recipes for National Heart Month and Beyond

As the only tree nut to contain a significant amount of the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), 2.7g/ 30g and 1.4g of fibre[1], California Walnuts are a great food for heart health*. Their mild and creamy flavour means they can be used to add extra taste and texture to a variety of dishes.

A handful of California Walnuts a day (30g) can help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels[2] and help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease[3]. Including them in dishes and at mealtimes is a simple and tasty way to reap their unique benefits.

From a zesty Salmon, Walnut and Avocado Grain Bowl to a tempting Vegetable & California Walnut Ragu and delicious Baked Peppers with Rice, Chicken & California Walnuts, each recipe has received the ‘heart healthy’ seal of approval from award-winning dietitian Sian Porter. California Walnuts also have the heart-healthy seal of approval from the heart health charity, HEART UK.


[1] Food Standards Agency (2002), McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods, Seventh summary edition. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry

[2] https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2074

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5762129/